zondag 28 oktober 2012

ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come fromTara's blog, you're in the right place.

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...
I have tons and tons of leftover letters, from the time I used to scrapbook, and those X'es never finish... There are only a few Dutch words including an X, like ex or sax (saxophone) and both weren't the thing I was scrapping about.
But then, I had a lightbulb, X is from X-mas!!! Not a Dutch word, but everybody knows what this means, and since Christmas is coming up soon it was perfect!
The X is a chipboard letter and I used some Papermania papers to cover it up. The edges are inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.
I used an imaga by Magnolia, and I forgot to make a close-up picture. She is colored with my Copic Markers and I used the following.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E37, E29
Clothes: W3, W5, W7, R27, R29, W00, W0, W1.
These are leftover letters from 3 different thickersets, but they really match well together!
I also used some pearls from my stash and some twine.
Last but not least I arranged a typical "Sandra" flowerbouquet, totally my style, you can find it back on a lot of my projects.

We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Your next stop is Georgie's blog.

P.S. My letters are...

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)
Happy Hopping!
Hugs Sandra

23 opmerkingen:

jennyplace2 zei

Very lovely project, love all the twine and extras.

Craftyhugs zei

I love this! The magnolia image is fab and goes great with this letter project. Such good talent and great colours. Hugs xx

Unknown zei

Very cute. Great idea to use that X.


ShersL84bed zei

Precious, love your coloring.

Smiles Sher

Unknown zei

This is so cute and such a good idea! :)


Unknown zei

Love it! The colors are fabulous!!


Karen McAlpine zei

Yes, what do you do with X's!! Great project idea!!

Georgie Horn zei

What a cute design~

Alljazzed2create zei

This is just adorable. what a fantastic idea. Loving this hop. So many great ideas.

teresa zei

Great way to use up letters love it !!

Evelyn zei

How precious is this...I love the letter with the magnolia and the techniques used to top it off. Great job!

Becky zei

What a great idea! X's sure are hard to get rid of, but I never even thought of X-mas!

Unknown zei

love the beautiful colors that you used on your project. just signed up as your newest follower.


S Westhead zei

SO very cute!
bermudachinagirl AT gmail DOT com

Chas zei

Great Christmas project you did. I still can't get over how well you color in the stamps. Chas, DT sister

StephG zei

this is a great way to get rid of the X's...super adorable. Your coloring is amazing. Great job on the hop!
-RCS DT Member

Gail zei

Nice project Sandra! Thanks for the hop! Have a great week - Gail

Tonya zei

This is wonderful!

Tonya G

maria f. zei

Great tip about uses for those Xs. Really, who needs em all?

Angeline Choo zei

Wow this is pretty ! Good use of the scraps ;)

Nancy Kirkup zei

What a clever way to use and "X"!! I really love it!!

Karen Sue zei

cool use of the letter X,
very pretty project.

koala1966 zei

This is such a cute project, thank you for sharing